CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether reduction of a defendant’s sentence for drug possession in federal court was not justified under the First Step Act?
Defendant was convicted in federal court of drug possession. Defendant sought reduction of his sentence under the First Step Act, which was denied. Defendant appealed. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld denial of sentence reduction under the First Step Act on the grounds of quantity of drugs, obstruction of justice, and the use of a firearm. Affirmed.
United States v. Moore, 19-3187, Benton, J. Appealed from the United States District Court, District of Nebraska.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.